Leadership

Management and Communications Team

Anne Ganey, MPH
Executive Director
507-327-0125
atganey@gmail.com
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Anne provides day-to-day management of the Alliance as an independent contractor. She brings deep experience in CHW field-building as one of the authors of Minnesota’s CHW curriculum, a CHW educator, trainer of CHW program faculty CHW supervisor and consultant. Anne’s expertise includes public health, nonprofit management, regional planning, development, partnership-building, and local government. She served as executive director of the Mankato YWCA and on the Mankato City Council.

LaTanya Black, CHW Certificate Holder
Community Engagement Consultant
chwconnect@gmail.com
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LaTanya provides outreach, advocacy, and representation in connection with her role as a board member. She brings valuable experience as a CHW, CHW supervisor, and business owner. LaTanya is a 2012 graduate of Summit Academy OIC’s CHW Certificate Program and the Alliance’s 2016 CHW Leadership Development Program.

Joan Cleary, MM
Senior Advisor
joanlcleary@gmail.com
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As executive director emerita, Joan provides consulting and technical assistance services for the Alliance and assists with special projects. Her background includes philanthropy, state government and health services management. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Julia McCarthy, MPNA
Enewsletter Editor & Publisher
jmccarthy@stmarysclinics.org
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Julia is in charge of our monthly enewsletter. She currently serves as Program Operations Manager for St. Mary’s Health Clinics based in St. Paul which employs CHWs. She is a graduate of Macalester College and Metro State University.

Amanda Wasielewski, MPH
Educational Consultant
amw407_@hotmail.com
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Amanda provides training, consultation and development related to CHW education, continuing education and professional development. She has a background in CHW education and in public health with a focus on maternal and child health. For eight years she headed up the CHW Certificate Program at Summit Academy OIC. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.


Board of Directors

As a nonprofit, we are governed by a voluntary, multi-disciplinary board that provides strategic direction, oversight, and stewardship. Our board includes: